People drink decaffeinated coffee for a variety of reasons. Some because they do not like the stimulating effect of regular coffee, while others think it may be a healthier option. Most want the taste and ritual of the coffee without the caffeine buzz. Pregnant women also often choose caffeine free because they believe it to be a healthier option for the baby. There is also a growing group of insomniacs out there that steer away from caffeine because it may interrupt sleep. But is traditionally made decaf truly a healthier option?
Contrary to popular belief, decaffeinated coffee is likely not a better option for most. Why would this be? Isn’t the coffee basically just coffee without the caffeine? Unfortunately the answer is a resounding no. Lets take a minute to describe our decaffeination method vs. the traditional method.
Swiss Water Process vs. most industrialized processing methods
Most caffeine removal processes use harsh unhealthy chemicals like methylene chloride (a study in 2008 links this chemical to infertility in women), ethyl acetate (used in glue and nail polish remover) or CO2 as the key ingredient behind their caffeine extraction. These facts should be of concern to most, especially pregnant women.
Enter the Swiss Water Process…
The Swiss Water process uses WATER, making the process more environmentally friendly whilst being chemically free and still removing 99.9% of the caffeine. Because the Swiss Water decaffeination process is chemical-free, Swiss Water Decaf is the healthiest of choices when it comes to choosing your decaf coffee. Besides being healthy, the original coffee taste and character is well preserved throughout and Swiss Water decaf. Try ours today and see if you don’t agree.